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Poster: guyzilla Date: Aug 29, 2010 8:25pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Matango is copyright

We've esablished this previously but it seems to have returned.
http://www.archive.org/details/Matango-AttackOfTheMushroomPeople1963
If I'm wrong, ok, but this seems to be the Tokyo Shock/Media Blasters print. You seem to have access to accurate info, Moongleam, what do you say?

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Aug 29, 2010 10:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Matango is copyright

Well, this shows up at the government copyright site:

Matango.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000517590 / 1991-01-02
Renewal registration for: PA0000435874 / 1963-08-11
Title: Matango.
Copyright Claimant: Toho Company, Ltd. (PWH)

Names: Toho Company, Ltd.

Perhaps billbarstad or another regular can shed further light on this. (What I'm best at is finding renewals for films released before 1950, since I have the HathiTrust text on my computer.)

By the way, the William Hope Hodgson story upon which the movie is very loosely based is very creepy. It's titled "The Voice in the Night" and it can be read here:
http://www.horrormasters.com/Text/a0611.pdf

His eerie novel of the Sargasso Sea can be found here:
http://fiction.eserver.org/novels/glen_carrig/

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Aug 29, 2010 11:41pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Matango is copyright

Well, the info you're showing is enough to convince me that it's copyright. This film has been taken down before and this one should be removed as well. This backs up what I thought. Thank you, Moongleam.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Aug 30, 2010 12:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Matango is copyright

BTW, I read "The Voice In The Night" from your link. Very Lovecraft-like. Kind of inspires me to get off the dime and open up my copy of "The Best Of John W. Campbell" and read "Who Goes There", the basis for "The Thing". Just have to make time for more reading.